Logistics


Manufacturers Called to War on COVID-19

Beyond the now-familiar concepts of stay-at-home directives, social distancing and more deliberate personal care, the war on COVID-19 continues to expand on another front: manufacturing. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has called on manufacturers to help produce personal protective equipment to… more

Hy-Vee Is Having Issues

Grocer Hy-Vee might be based in Des Moines, Iowa, but it has a major presence in the Kansas City area, with 24 locations from Manhattan, Kan., to the KC metro. And there is also the Hy-Vee arena, in the West… more

Mayor Lucas Issues State of Emergency

Mayor Quinton Lucas has issued a State of Emergency in Kansas City that will last for an initial 21 days in order to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. One of the main conditions of the order issued prohibits… more

U.S. Job Report Strong Amid Coronavirus Concerns

The global coronavirus outbreak hasn't hurt the strong U.S. labor market ... yet. Unemployment in February dropped slightly, to 3.5 percent from 3.6 percent in January, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Meanwhile, national payrolls rose by 273,000… more

Massive Shawnee Industrial Park Breaking Ground Soon

Shawnee is about have a significant increase in warehouse and distribution-center space. Heartland Logistics Park, a two-million-square-foot industrial project over 182 acres, is expected to begin construction by the end of the current quarter at the intersection of Kansas Highway… more

Schulte to Join Jackson County Administration

     Troy Schulte's retirement as city manager of Kansas City won't be much of a retirement: A week after he leaves City Hall, he'll mosey across the street to the Jackson County Courthouse, where he'll serve County Executive Frank… more

Kansas’ Biggest and Costliest Export? Its Talent.

Kansas is great at educating its young people and getting them prepared for the work force. But when they leave for other states, Kansas employers are stuck looking for talent. "Our most valuable export is our educated kids to companies… more

UBS: ‘Proceed With Caution’ In This Economy

No, there isn't a sure sign of a recession hitting the U.S. economy any time in the near future, but investors should be aware that there are some elements in place that could create a slight downturn, or at least… more

Next Step For Hyperloop: 12-Mile Missouri Track Site

The Virgin Hyperloop One, which will be able to take passengers from Kansas City to St. Louis in 30 minutes, according to the company behind it, needs a 12-to-15-mile test track in Missouri for the new form of transportation to… more

Cerner Partners With Uber for Patient Transportation

Cerner Corp. has formed a partnership with Uber Health, a division of the ride-sharing giant, to provide rides to healthcare appointments for patients lacking adequate transportation.  The program will link patient location and contact information, from Cerner's database of 200… more